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At least 15 killed in tanker explosion in Afghanistan

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

world Updated: Nov 01, 2017 23:43 IST
Reuters, Charikar
Afghan policemen carry an injurid after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan October 31, 2017.(REUTERS)

At least 15 people were killed and 27 wounded when fuel tankers exploded in the town of Charikar, northwest of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, destroying a nearby bus, residents and officials said.

A security official said a sticky bomb destroyed two tankers, setting off an explosion that engulfed the bus, burning many passengers to death.

Waheeda Shahkar, a spokeswoman for the local governor, put the death toll at least 15, with 27 wounded.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came a day after up to eight people were killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul.

First Published: Nov 01, 2017 23:43 IST